10 Firework Festivals during this summer around Tokyo

Jul 30, 2017


If you’re foreigner who live in Japan or came Japan as tourists, fireworks festival is one of the summer event you can’t miss in Japan.
Do you know there are lots of fireworks you can enjoy seeing in Tokyo area?
Here are 10 famous fireworks festivals near Tokyo such as Sumida River Fireworks Festival,
Katsushika Fireworks Festival, Edogawa Fireworks Festival, Tamagawa Fireworks Festival,
Jingugaien Fireworks Festival, Adachi Fireworks Festival, etc.
You can see more than 10,000 different fireworks displays on each festival.
Wearing yukata while seeing the fireworks, you can experience the real summer atmosphere in Japan.

 

1. Sumida River Fireworks Festival

 

This fireworks festival is held since the year of 1733 in Edo Period.
Along the river side, there are 2 places to shoot off gorgeous fireworks.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: 22,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: about 950,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ July/29th /2017
□ 19:05-20:30
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on July 30th.
Access: (Ginza Line) Asakusa Station with 15 min walk

 

2. Katsushika Fireworks Festival

 

You can see the oldest fireworks called “Wabi” in this fireworks festival.
Fireworks are launched from Edogawa riverbed so you can see the fireworks very close and spectacular view.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 13,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 510,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ July/25th /2017
□ 19:20-20:20
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on July 26th.
Access: (Keisei Dentetsu Line) Shibamata Station with 10 min walk

 

3. Edogawa Fireworks Festival

There are 8 different theme of fireworks you can enjoy for this fireworks festival.
You can see silver and gold fireworks design which looks like a crown.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 14,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 900,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/5th /2017
□ 19:15-20:30
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on August 6th.
Access: (Toei Shinjuku Line) Hakozaki Station with 15 min walk

 

4. Tamagawa Fireworks Festival

 

This fireworks festival is held since the year of 1929. This is Japanese summer feature of Tamagawa.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 6,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: about 190,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/19th /2017
□ 19:00-20:00
※In case of bad weather, no postpone date anymore.
Access: (Tokyu Denentoshi Line) Futakotamagawa Station with 9 min walk

 

5. Jingugaien Fireworks Festival

 

Not only fireworks but also you can enjoy famous musician’s performance of
concert as well.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 12,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 1,000,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/20th /2017
□ 19:30-20:30
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on August 21st.
Access:
□(Ginza Line) Gaien Station with 5 min walk
□(Hanzomon Line) Aoyamaichome Station with 5 min walk.

 

6. Adachi Fireworks Festival

 

This fireworks festival is held over 100 years and it will be held in the very first place every summer in Tokyo.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 12,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 630,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ July/22nd /2017
□ 19:30-20:30
※In case of bad weather, no postpone date anymore.
Access:
□(Chiyoda Line) Kitasenju Station with 15 min walk

 

7. Itabashi Fireworks Festival

 

10 very famous fireworks experts who won fireworks display match throughout Japan creates fireworks for this festival every year.
You can see the biggest fireworks called “Niagara Falls” in Japan.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 12,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 520,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/5th /2017
□ 19:00-20:30
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on August 6th

Access:
□(Mita Line) Takashimadaira Station with 20 min walk

 

 

8. Atsugi Ayu Fireworks Festival

 

This fireworks festival is popular with plenty of variety fireworks.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 10,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 530,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/5th /2017
□ 19:00-20:30
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on August 6th

Access:
□(Odakyu Odawara Line) Honatsugi Station North Exit with 15 min walk

 

 

9. Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festival

The theme of 2017 is “Courage and Impressive by Fireworks” for this fireworks festival. This place is located on Chiba but you can go to this place with only 30 min by train from Tokyo Station.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 20,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 300,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/5th /2017
□ 19:30-20:30
※In case of bad weather, no postpone date anymore.

Access:
□(JR Line) Kaihinmakuhari Station with 15 min walk

 

 

10. Matsudo Fireworks Festival

 

You can see the traditional fireworks style in this fireworks festival.
People create basic “Light, Color and Sound” of fireworks and trying to mix with modern style as well.

 

Number of Fireworks Launched: about 10,000
Number of People Came Over to See the Fireworks 2016: 204,000
Upcoming Event 2017 Date and Time:
□ August/5th /2017
□ 19:15-20:20
※In case of bad weather, it will be held on August 6th

Access:
□(Shinkeisei Dentetsu Line) Matsudo Station West Exit with 15 min walk

 

 

Did you find any interesting spot you want to see?
Fireworks will be held often on the same date so you should choose one you want to see incase 2 fireworks festivals overlapped on the same day.

Additionally, 2 points you must be aware of fireworks festivals as follows:

 

1. It’s always crowded with so many people so try to leave your home  earlier to avoid full people on the way.

2. Go to bathroom just before fireworks festival starts. You won’t be able to reach bathroom with too many people at the festival area.

 

I’m not trying to scare you but you need to know how popular the Japanese fireworks festivals are in Japan every year.

Feel summer with fireworks!

 

YAE
Japan

 

 

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